The Wrecking Ball Call

Laughter & mayhem ensued on the Wrecking Ball Call! Not only did we get a chance to chat about what we all got out of this experience but the wrecking continued - LIVE! Enjoy the call.


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One Journey Ends & Another Begins!

What a celebratory last day. The Wrecking Ball Call was amazingly fun. Spontaneous wreckage exploded! I'll get the recording posted as soon as I can.

In the meantime, let me announce our next delicious book: The Joy Diet by Martha Beck. Come on over, find out more and sign up here.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Welcome to Week 1


Welcome everyone! Oh, it is so wonderful to see so many friends and also so many fabulous new people who are about to become friends. What a great place the blogosphere is, that we can be in a creative community, sharing an amazing adventure from our own little spot on the map. We are in this chaotic, playful, delicious experience together. May it help all of us shine brighter, stretch farther and laugh louder.

As a part of the Wreck this Journal experience, I'm trying vlogging for the first time. I really hope you enjoy this way of connecting each week. It's giving me another opportunity to bust out, try something new and make mistakes!

And before we head out into this week, I want to share a little secret with you. And I really want you to keep this close to your heart and remind yourself of it whenever you need to: there's no way to get it wrong. None. Nada. Whatever you do on this journey is absolutely perfect - so leave your worries at the door and play!

We're going to have ourselves some fun!

71 comments:

  1. Hey Jamie! So excited for this. Loooved your video and your skating story. You always hold such a safe and exuberant space for creating and connecting. Thank you. I went out on a limb and did a video myself ;).

    Looking forward to meeting other wreckers here!

    Hugs,
    Jenn

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  2. whoa! I jumped in or should I say slid in? I am excited and scared all at the same time. looking forward to connecting with other "wreckers". thank you for creating a place to hang out! ciao!

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  3. Thanks for sharing your story about skating when you were growing up. Sounds so much like me, too!

    You and Jennifer are definitely making me want to venture into the land of video.

    So excited (and scared!) to be a part of this!

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  4. I am looking forward to falling on my bum! :)

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  5. Thanks for the video! It was nice to see you talking about it! I'll try to remember that I'm fulfilling the book's purpose! It'll be ahrd though!

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  6. Hello everyone!!

    This is so freakishly surreal.....I feel all giggly and silly....like I'm doing something I'm not supposed to be doing...;)

    Loved the video and I can certainly embrace the idea of landing on my backside....been there before and it really isn't so bad...:)

    Here's to cracking Perfectionism on the head!!

    ~brightest blessings~

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  7. Haha!! Excellent video Jamie!
    I am sooooooooo excited about this book!

    ...jumping in with both feet!!!!

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  8. came here by way of B. such great timing she has, since i had just opened my old art journal and was staring at it...this is going to be fun!

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  9. oops, wrong link when i joined above...here's the real one. :-) http://julochka.blogspot.com/2009/06/friday-confession-little-stuff.html

    i think i used that widget before elsewhere. :-)

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  10. Jamie what a great vlog debut!

    The warmth of your blog just got toastier.

    I'm so looking forward to all of us on our bums. While we're down there, we should have a picnic.

    :)

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  11. Loved the video! Love your voice, your body language, the calm and reassuring way you have to explain and encourage. You are a wonderful teacher / guide.

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  12. I can't wait to get started with everyone! My daughter's going to do it, too.

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  13. Maggie and I just watched your video. We loved seeing your smiling face this Friday morning. Maggie wants to come over to see your cats. I told her someday!

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  14. Hi Jamie,
    I LOVE your warm and inviting and inspiring energy that most definitely comes through your very first vlog!
    My copy of "Wreck My Journal" arrived yesterday and it looks like FUN to me.
    Cheers!
    Silky

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  15. my book isn't here yet but I posted a little intro on my blog anyway - can't wait - will try

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  16. Fun, fun, fun! Nice work on the Vlogging! So sweet.

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  17. I'm totally scared to wreck a book, so I'm very happy that you put it in the light of fulfilling the book's purpose. I certainly want to help others (even books) achieve their purpose.

    I just found out about all this last night and will be stopping at the book store tonight to try to get my copy. This sounds like amazing fun! Can't wait to start!

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  18. it took me a long time to visit all the blogs listed here, but it was worth it. Now i better visit my book:)

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  19. Jamie, would it be possible to delete my link here please? #11.

    After reading other entries I completelly changed my plan. :D *manic laughter*
    Just the thing to do, steer the way 180º and go somewhere else on the first day.

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  20. Oh expletives! Stupid me! I've been looking on Starshyne main blog all day to see if anything was posted yet ~ I was determined not to be one of the last to post, and just forgot all about the other site.

    So, I'm on catch-up now .... still really excited.

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  21. Well, here I am, ready to go and giggling nervously. Thanks for permission to fall and to feel foolish - and I loved the video!

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  22. Thank You Jamie! This is going to be fun!

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  23. Thank you for your encouraging and uplifting video, Jamie! I'm so excited about starting this! I'll be checking out everyone's posts later tonight when I'm at home.

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  24. Can't wait to share this journey with others!

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  25. Yaay, it started!
    I might have accidentally linked to my whole blog (which is exactly what you said we shouldn't do), but I promise I'll remember to do it right next week!

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  26. Ok, I put in the correct link. Thanks!

    -Diana

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  27. I love seeing you on video. You are as beautiful outside as you are inside, and that's saying alot!
    Thanks for the skating story and for the inspired realization that we are "helping this book fulfill its purpose"! Only you could have come up with that.
    xo

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  28. I too love seeing you on video:) Thanks for starting us on (another) great journey. My poor journal(lol)

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  29. Yay!! I just stumbled upon this today, but I am SOOO excited for this! I am totally OCD when it comes to my precious books and can't stand it when I order something from Amazon and it shows up with a little fold in the corner or some other "imperfection"... ;) So this sounds right up my alley!

    Looking forward to this :-)

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  30. You are SO adorable, and have totally inspired me to start vlogging (is that the word? If not, I don't care)! I'll absolutely be switching up my Wreck This Journal posts with video & photos, so that is super awesome. You rock!

    And BTW, I think "Fall on your bum" should be the tagline for this club. "Wreck This Journal: Fall on your bum." Says it all!

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  31. I am so excited! I have done several pages today and WOW!! FUN!! My 11 year old daughter wants her own journal to wreck now!! :) ...I really hope to meet new people on this journey to get "wrecked" with!! :)

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  32. Absolutely - it's official The Next Chapter policy: It's never too late to join!

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  33. When you said by doing this, you are helping this book fulfill it's purpose, I breathed a little sigh of relief. So I AM doing something good in destruction. Okay, okay, I'm in.

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  34. wild destruction, good video but I am still waiting for the book but its all good ...Welcome back ..my creativeblog for the book club is now open lets put the herbal tea on....

    yay!!!!

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  35. Wah hoo! I am so looking forward to doing this....working through the fear...

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  36. Jamie, you're adorable. I'm excited and scared and not brave enough to drip coffee on my pretty book yet, but I'm sure I'll get there!

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  37. Day 1 was pretty illuminating. Now I'm off to read about everyones experiences so far. This is fun!

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  38. This is a great idea! Just what the doctor ordered...I need to break the monotony. Looking forward to having fun you all!

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  39. Thanks so much for the fun, inspiring, and encouraging intro! I already know the very first thing I'm going to do with my journal - take a big red magic marker and write "A+" on the cover - because I intend to EXCEL at WRECKING and following directions to BREAK OUT of my boxes! (How is that for anal-retentiveness under the guise of creative rebellion?)

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  40. Hi everyone! I put my post up much later than I intended- sorry for the confusion. My week 1 write up is now posted at http://sherrileigh.wordpress.com/2009/06/05/wreck-this-journal-week-1/

    Just got the book today and already mildly obsessed!

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  41. I am so excited to work on this creative project with everyone. I've been away from blogging for awhile ... what a great way to get back into posting again. Looking forward to seeing everyone's creative ideas to wrecking their journals. :)

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  42. I posted about my anticipation...I'm kinda nervous! I am an English teacher, so wrecking a book feels very "wrong". Looking forward to the journey and adventure...

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  43. I'm nervous but stoked! Thanks for the welcome post! I look forward to this journey with other journal-wreckers. :)

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  44. I have made no progress because I have no book! I wish it would hurry up and get here... My impatience and curiousity have made me hunt on line though and I have found some sites with wonderful pictures which I found inspiring and comforting....

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  45. I too am waiting for my book. I just joined after watching Creative Every Day's Leah and Jamie's video blogs or vlogs. They were encouraging and tantilizing. I so need to break the rules and try something destructive. I can't wait! :-)

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  46. I signed up again - first time didn't take. Hopefully, I'm official now. :)

    Jean

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  47. I am so excited about this. Jamie your video has given me the courage I need to go against my better insticts and break all the rules (I hope) lol!!! I did make a mistake and post the link to my fll blog but I promise to do it right next time (smile). Thanks for the permission to color out side the lines!

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  48. This is going to be fun but takes me out of my comfort zone. How many pages can we do in a week? This is where my follow-the-rules mentality really kicks in and I want to have more instructions. Because, you know, I might not do it right, he,he :)

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  49. Testing. Seems I have problems posting.

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  50. Teri Leigh, great question. Our final posting will be Friday July 31st. However much you want to do weekly between now and then is entirely up to you and your muse :)

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  51. I have heard about and even had a copy of this book in my hands several months ago while at Barnes and Noble. I giggled and showed Wreck This Journal to my husband saying I wanted to buy it one day. Then yesterday I sort of stumbled upon this blog, learned about this online 'book club' and then hot-tailed it back to the book store to buy a copy! So I'm joining you gals and I think it will be a lot of fun!

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  52. I'm in, or up, or something. I kind of got lost but I might be found. Anyone else?

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  53. Loved your video and although I haven't bought the book, I think it's something I want to jump in and do with all of you. I have been reading a lot of blogs and this sounds amazing!~

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  54. There's no mr linky, but I did something and posted it, so I'll put it here, ok?
    http://warriorgirl.blogspot.com/2009/06/flying-girl-growing-in-shade-or-under.html

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  55. I just got the book today, and I haven't had the chance to do much but lip through it. I think I may have already messed up my mr linky. Though I'll try to do better next time : )
    I may make another post later tonight though, after I get a chance to do a few pages.

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  56. Hi! I just posted my first entry here:
    http://blog.selfhelpgoddess.com/2009/06/are-you-addicted-to-perfectionism-wreck.html

    Not sure I posted the right link the first time around! Having fun already:)

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  57. Looking forward to it all!

    Whoo hoo!

    thanks again. for being brilliant :-)

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  58. I finally got around to wrecking and creating and dreaming all at the same time. And my daughters got in on the act too - it's become a joint project.

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  59. I'm a bit late but got my book yesterday, got a bit ahead and am burning a page and broke my spine...this is going to be fun!

    ~~~

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  60. i've been sick so didn't get to it until today but ohhhhhh ~ it was kind of fun and a wee bit scary :-)

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  61. Best be ordering my book today! I won't be starting until next week.

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  62. I have the book...and I'm starting TODAY! It's going to be fun!!

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  63. Yehh! #101 I finally bought the book and made my first post! I had SOOO much fun with your last book group and can't wait to begin this one - I've already started clicking away on everyone's links and posting comments everywhere I go - LOVE your group, Jamie!

    Kathy C.
    http://SoulReaderBlog.blogspot.com

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  64. I really, really need to get beyond dial up and get DSL - video without it is impossible. And I need to start paying attention to mental notes, calendars and all those things I've always felt inhibit true creativity - I ALMOST missed it! And I have sooooooooooo missed the inspiration so abundant here!

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  65. #107 sbartist - playing catchup - but I put weeks 1 and two on week #2 linkies - will have fun catching up with everyones experiments over the weekend : ) Happy Wrecking!!!

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  66. I'll have to play some catch-up, but I'm very excited to be participating!

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  67. I'm getting started late, but really am excited to join you all!

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  68. So, I hope I can offer the "German view" on "Wreck this journal", maybe it's interesting! :)
    Nice idea with the videos.

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  69. Am late, Late, LATE to the party...traffic was brutal. But am glad to be here. Thanks for having me!

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  70. I have now read every journal of the WTJ participants at least 2 times.. i just am thrilled with my response to all of your talents.. my mind has been racing since the day i found that bright cheerful video of Jamie , introducing WTJ
    I started my FIRST blog~

    hey everyone, come visit me! judipatootie.blogspot.com

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